How Can I Keep on Giving When I am Facing Financial Lack?

Starting a business is not easy.

Sustaining a business during a worldwide pandemic seemed like a difficult task.

The couple, Aljohn and Florence Galang, can attest to that.

When the pandemic hit, one of the businesses that were affected drastically was the veterinary clinic of Aljohn and Florence. Due to the health and safety protocols and lockdowns, patients and income decreased.

“Our savings have run low, and we didn’t have any patients, so our worry back then was how are we going to survive,” Florence shared.

They were placed in a difficult position because not only were they fighting for their daily expenses, but they were also preparing for their baby, so it was a very stressful time for the couple.

Florence admits that she surrendered their situation to God. “I told God, ‘Lord, I will give this up to You because I can no longer think of ways to get through this’,” she shared.

Amid the difficulty, Aljohn and Florence remained committed to supporting God’s ministry. Even if they had limited income, they did not forget to give God what is for Him.

“We gave 10 percent of our income to the church, then we gave our love gift to CBN Asia,” said Aljohn.

They also constantly called the CBN Asia Prayer Center for prayer and counseling and supported Operation Blessing in their mission to bring blessing and hope to those in need.

Through their support to the CBN Asia Family of Ministries, they were given the opportunity to help, bless, and expand the kingdom of God even in their season of lack.

Florence eventually gave birth to their beautiful child, but a few days after her successful delivery, she experienced postpartum depression.

Have you ever found yourself in the same situation?

Stressed, lonely, and couldn’t catch a break from life’s troubles?

Following her sister’s advice, Florence turned her attention to baking to cope with her situation. In just a span of a few months, she completely broke free from her postpartum depression.

Her baking classes didn’t just give her a chance to cope, it also opened a new door for her to gain income through her new business, Baked with Love.

She gave a portion of her income as a donation to CBN Asia.

“We will give this money not because we need something but because this is what God deserves,” Florence gladly shared.

Through the goodness of God, He blessed their new business which helped them get back on their feet. Thankfully, their clinic reopened, and business picked up once again.

God performed more miracles as they were able to open 2 more branches of their clinic during the pandemic. Through their faith and generosity, they were able to experience favor upon favor.

“God is really a God who provides. He is Jehovah Jireh,” Florence declared.

God’s faithfulness encouraged Aljohn and Florence to be more faithful in their giving. For the couple, not even a pandemic can shake their unwavering faith in the Lord, which they consider as the secret to their success.

The apostle Paul reminds us of this truth in 2 Corinthians 9:8, “And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.”

Even in the most difficult circumstances, God is still able to bless you. He still provides. If you entrust your future to the Lord, you will never be disappointed because He is true to His promises, and He never fails!

Like Aljohn and Florence, do you want to sow a seed of faith?

We welcome you to partner with us! Visit to know more about the CBN Asia Family of Ministries and how you can support.

If you are struggling financially, we are here to pray for you. Call 8-737-0-700 or send your prayer request to our Facebook page.

God, It’s Hard for Me to Forgive!

This is what Jennifer Tadiin cried out to God.

Forgiving people who hurt her, especially her absent father, seemed like an impossible task for Jennifer.

Are you also struggling to forgive someone? Let her story encourage you.

Jennifer was only 6 years old when her parents separated. She was left with her mother when her father abandoned them and had a new family.

She felt the absence of her father and longed for his love.

But then, the longing was replaced with hatred. She hated her father and those who ruined her family, that she even planned to take revenge against them.

To fill the void in her heart, Jennifer entered romantic relationships and prioritized her peers. Yet no matter what she did, she still felt empty.

Like Jennifer, are you trying to fill a void in your heart?

Do you also look for love in all the wrong places?

Thankfully, everything started to change when a friend invited her to a Christian church. She found God-loving people who understand her and helped her deepen her relationship with God. Jennifer was filled with genuine happiness, peace, and love from God through His Word.

As Jennifer’s faith and relationship with God grew, she realized that she needs to forgive those who hurt her. But forgiving her father wasn’t easy.

“Forgiving him was a struggle. I kept on telling God that I surrender every unforgiveness, but why is it that I still feel hatred and anger?” Jennifer cried.

Do you also struggle with forgiveness that no matter how many times you try and surrender it to God, you still feel hatred?

Keep surrendering your burdens to God and He will surely help you in His time, like how He helped Jennifer.

One night as Jennifer was watching The 700 Club Asia, God revealed to her that forgiveness does not happen overnight. Forgiveness is a choice that we must make every day and it is a process where God is our source of help.

Jennifer decided again to surrender her wounds to God and by His grace, she was able to forgive.

“I realized that the forgiveness we receive from God is the same forgiveness that we can give to others. I thought I couldn’t forgive but now that I am a Christian, by His grace, I can forgive.”

God also made a way for Jennifer to find her father through social media. Every conversation went well, it was as if nothing had happened. It was because she has forgiven her father.

Now, the freedom from anger and unforgiveness became Jennifer’s inspiration to start her Facebook Page, You’re Special, where she shares the love that can be found in Jesus.

Are you struggling with unforgiveness, too?

Know that God understands you.

Let Him heal your wounds, and trust His timing and process. Let Jennifer’s realization be also your revelation that the forgiveness that you receive from Him is the same forgiveness that you can give. Remember how He has forgiven you.

“Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.” (Isaiah 1:18 NIV)

You are not alone. If you’re feeling troubled and you need prayers, the CBN Asia Prayer Center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call us at 8-737-0-700.

If you are moved to bless and reach more of our kababayans through The 700 Club Asia, you can partner with us.

How to Find Hope When Suffering Doesn’t Stop?

When pain, pressure, and distress won’t stop, how can we trust that God is good when everything else isn’t?

How can we believe that what’s breaking us is saving us?

Whether you relate to these questions or not, Lovely Cajucom’s story will surely help you shed light on every trial that may come your way.

After being a longtime employee, Lovely and her husband started a fruit shake business which eventually became a successful venture. Having lived paycheck to paycheck for a long time, Lovely’s family finally experienced a comfortable life – with grocery shopping carts always filled to the brim and every child’s need fulfilled.

Sadly, after 2 years, that short-lived success became a memory with the closure of their business during the pandemic.  Without any other source of income, they had to survive with their small savings which quickly ran out.

From having much to barely making ends meet, their family was in a financial crisis.

“That time, we could only afford 2 meals per day,” Lovely recalled.

That same year, Lovely, who was hardly resolving their financial dilemma, faced the death of her beloved aunt to Stage 3 Breast Cancer. An incident that brought Lovely deeper into despair.

At the time, Lovely shared that she began to question the goodness of God.

“Lord, we haven’t even survived our business problem yet. Why?” Lovely recounted in tears.

Are you trying to gasp for air because life has been drowning you with problems?

And are you wondering if there is truly a purpose behind your suffering?

Know that there is no trial without purpose in the eyes of God. Believe that your distress or pain becomes the very place where you will experience freedom, healing, and restoration.

Lovely experienced this when God met her in her despair in a very personal way through The 700 Club Asia. When she could no longer carry her burdens, she found rest when as prayed along with the hosts.

Encouraged by the prayers, Lovely’s faith was rekindled. She learned to hold firm to God and His promises even more.

Responding to the promises in Jeremiah 29:11 which says, “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future,’” Lovely gave Php 500 when she only had Php 600 in her wallet.

She realized that her suffering could strengthen her faith and inner spirit.

Could it be that what you’re going through is God’s way of making Himself known to you?

While there might be a million reasons to give up, choose to persevere and look to the promise that God is working things out as you place your faith in Him.

After that faith decision to give, God gave Lovely the wisdom to start selling their mango shake online. A strategic move that soon got their business back at its feet.

“We only prayed to sell just 10 cups, but God blessed us with 100 orders,” Lovely gratefully shared.

Not too long after, Lovely’s faith was tested once again when her business partner and husband got infected with COVID-19. With that, Lovely began to question God why their family is going through all this.

But this seemingly bad news was a blessing in hindsight. God used this sickness to draw his husband closer to God through The 700 Club Asia. As she held on to faith, not only did Lovely witness God’s healing over her husband but also an awakening of her husband’s faith.

God continuously provided for every need and in return, Lovely faithfully gave back to God and donated again to His ministry through CBN Asia. And as they gave, God gave them even more.

Not long after, God opened an opportunity for their business to grow even more by blessing them with a stall in a park. In 2021, God blessed them even more after joining a Christmas bazaar, which was followed by another business opportunity. God truly overwhelmed them with blessings they couldn’t contain.

“We had an income of 6 digits. Our products got sold out in 3 hours. All the suffering we’ve been through was overwhelmed by God’s blessing,” Lovely proudly shares.

God’s blessing did not end there. He blessed them with a motorcycle that they are using for their business.

While all that they went through brought them pain and despair, it gave them something that led to their breakthrough: a newfound faith in Jesus and His promises.

Truly, every struggle is an opportunity for us to grow and practice our faith. As stated in James 1:2-4,

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.”

“I learned to trust and hold on to God. I am thankful to God because through Him, I was able to come out victoriously from my struggles,” Lovely shared.

Lovely’s story is a testament that what the enemy meant for evil, God meant for our own good. While it may be tempting to doubt that God has a good purpose for our trials, choose to believe the promises in Psalms 37:13 – 14:

“I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.”
So even on your hard days, we can be confident that all will be made well in time. In lack, the Lord shall provide. In pain, the Lord shall bring healing. In dead situations, the Lord will give life.

So when suffering won’t stop, we don’t give in and give up. Instead, we hold on to His love and declare that though the time isn’t now, we will soon see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

This suffering will accomplish its purpose.

Are you struggling and in need of prayers?

We are here for you. Call the CBN Asia Prayer Center at 8-737-0-700 or email [email protected]

If you are also encouraged to support God’s ministry, partner with us today.

Make God Your Business Partner

Many people can attest to the fact that running a business is not easy.

One of them is Ria Repalda, a former IT consultant turned entrepreneur.

Ria enjoyed cooking and frequently brought her homemade gourmet meals to their office. Her coworkers began paying her to prepare their lunches since they enjoyed her cooking. This paved the way for the beginning of her business.

“I brought my food in the office, and they started ordering from me,” she gladly shared.

Ria was not only an excellent cook but also a very faithful partner of CBN Asia. She watched the show, The 700 Club Asia, because she saw how individuals change, especially when they practice giving. The encouragement inspired her to keep up her regular donations.

By God’s grace, her profits increased! From having an online food business, she was able to obtain a space for her first restaurant. But what Ria thought was the start of her triumph turned out to be one of the hardest challenges she encountered.

Her sales on her first day were Php 990.

“We only had four customers on the first day of our opening. I told my husband, we’re paying Php 25,000 in rent. With these earnings, how can we survive?” she shared.

Are you running a business too? What are the current challenges you are facing?

Despite the challenges, Ria did not stop giving to The 700 Club Asia.

After nine days, she received an investment worth Php 4.5 million for her business! Their building owner also partnered with her—which gave her free rent. Ria witnessed God’s faithfulness through her business. Now, her restaurant has a franchise in Quezon City and Cavite!

The Bible says in Deuteronomy 15:10, “You shall give to him freely, and your heart shall not be grudging when you give to him, because for this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in all that you undertake.”

Indeed, there is no way we can outgive God! He takes whatever you offer Him and increases it a thousandfold.

If you’re having trouble with your business, ask for God’s help. Make Him your partner, and trust that He will provide!

You can also support The 700 Club Asia as Ria does. Visit our telethon page to know how you can give.

If you need prayers, the CBN Asia Prayer Center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Send us your prayer requests immediately, or call us at 8737-0700.

God Hears the Cry of Your Heart

What are you crying out to God today?

He is not deaf to the pleas of your heart.

God understands your sorrow and He will save you just like how He did with Jhona Balitaosan and her family.

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Jhona and her husband were one of those people who lost their jobs. They were devastated. Worry and fear crept in as they think of solutions on how to sustain their family’s daily needs.

“We don’t know how to restart our lives,” Jhona shared.

Are you in the same position? Hopelessness takes over you and you can’t seem to find the light in the darkness you are in.

Jhona’s youngest child could not bear what happened to their family, and he got sick. He was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. As a parent, there’s nothing more painful than to see your child suffering.

“Our hearts are breaking to see our youngest child in this state. We were hopeless. We lost our joy. I was crying to God for a miracle,” she said as tears run down her face.

Jhona did not know what to do. Every day she was filled with worry because they did not have the means to pay for the medication for their child.

Yet in the middle of a very difficult trial, God made a way.

God used The 700 Club Asia Facebook Page to let her feel that she was not alone in this battle. Through the online shows and testimony videos she watched, she regained her hope to believe in God’s power to do a miracle in her family!

“I have watched a video featuring Alex Tinsay, and I cried out to God to heal my son and to deliver our family from this trouble,” she said.

Touched and encouraged by the content she saw, Jhona messaged The 700 Club Asia Facebook Page and shared her prayer concerns. She found someone who will stand by her!

Not long after, God answered her prayers…

Truly, “When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles.” (Psalm 34:17 ESV)

God used Jhona’s friend to bless them financially, more than enough for her family to move into a new house and start a convenience store! Her husband also got his job back.

May Jhona’s testimony encourage you that even though things are against you, you can cry out to God and trust that He can turn things around for your good.

“God has been faithfully providing for our needs and the needs of my son. He turned my sorrow into joy,” she shared with gladness in her heart.

It says in Psalm 40:1 ESV, “I waited patiently for the Lord; He inclined to me and heard my cry.”

God is listening to your prayers. He will help you and deliver you from trouble because He loves you. Trust in His Word and hold onto His faithfulness.

Like Jhona, do you need someone to pray for you? We are here for you. Give CBN Asia Prayer Center a call at 8-737-0-700.

If you want to help us continue sharing the message of God, you can partner with us today.

Are You Experiencing Financial Worries?

Has money become a source of conflict in your marriage?

Have you been working ‘round the clock but still fail to meet your family’s daily needs?

According to social scientists, one of the reasons why married couples fight or choose to part ways is because of financial incompatibility.

Disagreements happen when couples have different values and priorities in terms of money. They lack communication and do things without their spouse’s consent.

That is what Rosemarie Remo experienced.

Her husband who works as a company driver was earning just enough to provide for the basic needs of their family.

With this kind of financial condition, they could not afford to spend more than their regular budget.

However, Rosemarie struggled with poor money management. She has been guilty of buying impulsively despite experiencing financial difficulties.

Like Rosemarie, do you or your partner struggle with poor money management?

When one spouse spends a significant amount of money without their partner’s knowledge, it is called “financial infidelity.”

Often, this weakness in marriage can lead to the loss of trust, love, and peace.

Rosemarie felt it.

She felt that she failed her husband and made her family drown in debt.

Because of the tension and challenges they faced, she felt restless.

Having no one to turn to, Rosemarie found hope as she chanced upon The 700 Club Asia.

She witnessed a story of a couple who overcame their struggle with gambling and unwise money management.

“I cried that time. I said, ‘Can it also happen to me?’” She cried a prayer in her heart, hoping that they would experience victory over financial struggle.

When she prayed, she was also moved to give and take part in the program’s mission to bring hope to the hopeless and hurting.

“I felt comforted and happy. I am happy even if I do not get to experience the same thing that happened in the story I witnessed. At least I was able to help through my donation.”

But God who called His people to do good works proved to Rosemarie that He is faithful just as Hebrews 10:23 (ISV) says, “Let us continue to hold firmly to the hope that we confess without wavering, for the one who made the promise is faithful.” 

Not long after she donated, her husband became a regular worker and received a salary increase and allowance. Because of that, they were able to pay all their debts in a five-six moneylending scheme. Her children were also able to finish their studies.

But more than the financial breakthrough, Rosemarie is so grateful that she experienced rekindled love in their marriage.

When Rosemarie surrendered her financial worries to God, she learned how to be a blessing despite her lack and struggles. She gave with a cheerful heart expecting nothing in return.

Yet the Lord is gracious and good.

He proved to Rosemarie that He is the God who hears and sees (Genesis 16:13). When people put their trust in Him, He answers their prayers (1 Chronicle 5:20).

Truly, we can never outgive God nor imagine the things He can give and show us.

Are you also longing for a breakthrough in your life?

God cares about every area of your life. Do not hesitate to call unto Him! He is there to listen, help, and deliver you.

Seek Him and He shall surely answer you. He is there to deliver you from all your fears (Psalm 34:4).

If you need prayers and encouragement, feel free to contact us through the CBN Asia Prayer Center.

Like Rosemarie, do you want to sow a seed of faith? We welcome you to partner with us! It is our joy to be working alongside you as we bless our kababayans who need hope, healing, breakthrough, and miracles.

How Can I Put My Hope in God in Difficult Times?

Hope makes the faith stronger.

It helps you see that something better is coming along your way regardless of your circumstances.

But what if your situation is trying to steal your hope?

Will you still hold on to it?

Be inspired by the story of Mirasol and Jamar Tandoy.

Mirasol and Jamar tied the knot in 2007. Like many newly married couples, life has been challenging for them at first.

“I had to let go of my teaching career to be with my husband; we only depended on the pastor’s allowance from the church. But God made a way for us to enjoy our simple beginnings,” Mirasol recalled.

Despite their hardships as a newlywed, they still hold on to God’s character–that He is still good.

Do you also cling to God when life seems full of challenges?

One of Mirasol and Jamar’s desires is to have their own family.

But their faith was tested when Mirasol suffered her first miscarriage in 2011.

“It was really hard for me. I was so emotional during those times and my husband was not with me while I was bleeding. I was very disappointed. My heart became cold towards God because of what happened,” Mirasol painfully recalled.

Jamar shared his sentiments, “Only God knew what was happening. Despite what my wife went through, I am relieved to know that she still listens and believes in God.”

When things don’t go our way, the natural response is to question God’s ways.

But be assured that God knows what He is doing. His plans are not to hurt you but to give you hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11).

As the Jamar and Mirasol sought God for hope and comfort, they chanced upon The 700 Club of Asia. Through the show, they were moved to bless their kababayans in need.

“We saw the wide reach of Operation Blessing and how they help people. We are inspired by their mission. Even though we didn’t have much during that time, the Holy Spirit encouraged us to be part of the ministry by giving,” Maricris shared.

The couple remained hopeful in God. They still believe that the Lord can grant their ultimate desire.

But still, it did not happen as they expected.

For the second time, Mirasol experienced another miscarriage.

“After my second miscarriage, I wrestled with God through prayer. I became so emotional again. I questioned Him why it happened. But my husband is full of God’s wisdom. He encouraged me. He really showed his care and love for me during those moments,” Mirasol said.

The struggle they faced was truly great, but their faith was even greater! In fact, it grew stronger!

While they were watching The 700 Club of Asia, they joined the hosts’ prayer for couples who want to have a child.

“We felt that the prayer was meant for us. It helped strengthen our faith that God will grant us our desires,” Mirasol convincingly shared.

Jamar was also praying with his beloved wife, “We will never forget that moment. God used that prayer for us to remain hopeful.”

Finally, after the long wait, God answered their prayer!

Truly, no one can God’s perfect plan. In 2018, Mirasol and Jamar became parents to baby Gamaliel.

“I was so happy and grateful to God. That time was the year He gifted us a baby,” Mirasol happily shared.

But wait, there’s more!

The couple’s blessings did not end there. God also blessed them with new businesses: A coffee shop, a farm, and an online trading venture.

Jamar expressed his gratitude to God and to The 700 Club of Asia, “The program has a huge impact in our lives. It reminded me that when we come to God in prayer, He really listens.”

Mirasol added, “Whatever we have reaped today, The 700 Club of Asia has been a part of it. It is one of God’s channels for us to extend our blessings to others.”

Like Jamar and Mirasol, don’t let your situation steal your hope in the Lord.

God is bigger than what you are currently facing.

Let His presence be your source of hope as you face life’s challenges.

Do you need someone to pray for your concerns? The CBN Asia Prayer Center is here to listen and pray for you. Call 8-737-0-700.

Like Jamar and Mirasol, you can be a blessing, too. Partner with CBN Asia today and share God’s love to your kababayans in need!

Feeling Lost and Insecure About You Career?

Finally, your day has come. It’s graduation day!

The classes have ended. The exams are behind you. You have your life in your own hands and the possibilities are endless. With a degree to show off and dreams you want to achieve, it feels like nothing can stop you.

But after many applications, rejections, short-lived jobs, and growing dissatisfaction with your career path, life hits—it’s not as easy as you have expected.

The passion fizzles out. Hope fades away. Self-doubt bubbles up. Then you ask, “Is there a meaningful career that awaits me?”

If there’s a person that can relate to your dilemma, it’s Lyzanette Padua.

Lyzanette struggled to find a permanent job in Denmark. Due to back-to-back rejections despite her marketing degree, she had to jump from one temporary part-time job to another to survive.

She had to decide between getting her dream job and making ends meet. She had no choice. Her passion had to be pushed to the side.

For Lyzanette, the early stages of her career were this: Finding a job that didn’t fit her degree, giving it all that she got, losing that job a few months later, and picking herself back up again to find another.

It lasted for almost five years. Because of that, her passion eventually fizzled out, and self-doubt started to creep in.

“Am I not good enough?” Lyzanette lamented.

Do you share the same sentiments with Lyzanette?

Have you been faced with back-to-back rejections in your life?

Have you questioned yourself and your capabilities?

Have you grown weary of believing that a stable, fulfilling job will ever come your way?

If you do, let Lyzanette’s story remind you that even in the face of an unstable career, God is working things out for your good.

In those moments when things weren’t working out for Lyzanette, she clung to her faith in the Lord. Despite her worries for the future, Lyzanette, with the help of her friend back in the Philippines, developed a daily habit of talking about God and His promises.

Through those conversations, Lyzanette regained hope that God is doing something behind the scenes.

Inspired by the stories of Operation Blessing outreaches featured in The 700 Club Asia program, Lyzanette has been faithful to give 10% of her monthly salary to the ministry.

Even though she wasn’t sure if she would have enough for tomorrow, she chose to give in faith and clung to the promises in Galatians 6:9:

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

Despite not living her dream life yet, Lyzanette chose to trust God. With nothing but faith and a hopeful heart, Lyzanette tried to apply for a job again.

Lyzanette finally got accepted as a Sales Adviser in a clothing company in Denmark. Besides having good benefits and a higher salary, her new job is something that she loves to do.

She finally saw the fruit of her faith and generosity.

“God would really exceed your expectations,” Lyzanette shared with gratitude.

Despite her long-drawn season of feeling lost and insecure about her career, God showed her that those who trust Him will surely find favor in His sight. Lyzanette found freedom from all her worries and fears.

God wants to do the same with you.

While it’s tempting to think that your career right now isn’t promising at all or that you might never measure up, the truth is that God is the author of your life. You don’t have to fear and worry about what the future holds.

Lyzanette’s story is a testament that those who seek, depend, and surrender everything to God will find His hand in everything that they do, even in unstable careers.

Let the truth of her story fuel your faith as you pursue the desires of you heart—yes, there is a meaningful, fulfilling, and stable career that God has in store for you.

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28 NIV)

Like Lyzanette, you can help our kababayans in need by partnering with CBN Asia. If you are praying for a breakthrough in your career, our 24/7 Prayer Center is always available to pray with you.

Are You Praying for Blessings?

Was there ever a time in your life when you thought everything was fine then suddenly, things just started to fall apart?

Out of nowhere, what seemed like a promising dream became a haunting nightmare.

Ligaya Antonio thought that she had a great and foolproof idea when she started joining the online selling trend. For her, it was a great opportunity to earn a lot of money while doing something she is very comfortable with.

In a few months’ time, Ligaya’s sales skyrocketed. At one point, she was able to earn as much as Php 200,000, which encouraged her to keep going. From time to time, she and her husband would go back and forth to Hong Kong to buy bags that she would sell for her online business.

But after a short period of time, her business dwindled due to the intense competition in the online market. Ligaya and her husband saw their resources decrease bit by bit, until it became difficult to make ends meet.

They were abundant in resources before, but they are lacking now.

“When our sales declined, our basic needs were affected. It was difficult to get by. We have to pay for our rent, we have to pay for our electricity, we have to think about our children,” Ligaya said.

This situation caused friction in Ligaya’s marriage and constantly caused numerous arguments between them.

During this time, she also had a mild stroke that brought a heavy toll on her life.

Challenges really surrounded Ligaya and her family that shook her to the core.

When faced with heavy and unending burdens, what do you do

Where do you go for help?

Ligaya chose to remain faithful and run to God.

In spite of all that she and her family have been through, Ligaya held onto her faith and consistently honored God by supporting His ministry, The 700 Club Asia.

Ligaya explained, “The best way for me to express my gratitude for what God has given me is for me to give back to those that need help the most.”

She chose to give because she saw the good work that The 700 Club Asia was doing and felt inspired that her support had an impact on the lives of her kababayans. She wanted to bring change in their lives so even when she was struggling, she gave her best to become a fountain of blessing to others.

God saw her heart and He honored her giving.

With faith, Ligaya asked God for wisdom and direction as she tried to navigate her way out of her business problems. Thankfully, God did not disappoint her!

Just after a few months, her business picked up once again. God opened doors for her and gave her ideas to venture into selling diamonds, shoes, and clothes aside from just selling bags. More than the financial blessings, God allowed Ligaya to experience a new hope and a new life.

God also healed her completely from her mild stroke—her body recovered quickly, just like a stroke never happened.

“If I could meet God face to face, I would tell Him, ‘Thank you so much, Lord! Because it’s true, You never abandon all those who are faithful to You.’” she exclaimed.

Are you praying for blessings?

When Ligaya was lacking and burdened, she ran to God for help. Her faith did not waver; she stayed faithful to Him in the midst of her trials and so God blessed her abundantly.

In good times and bad, staying faithful to the Lord is always the best decision you could ever do. Indeed,

“Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.” (James 1:12 NIV)

Do you need someone to talk to about your life’s challenges?

The CBN Asia Prayer Center is always ready to listen to you! Call us at 8-737-0-700.

Like Ligaya, you too, can be a channel of God’s blessings and comfort through CBN Asia. Visit this link and know how you can partner with us.

Arlene Delos Santos

Keeping Your Promises to God Brings Blessings to Your Life

Have you ever forgotten your promises to God? Arlene Delos Reyes got so distracted with the blessings she received that she failed to remember her commitment to God.

Arlene was unemployed when she discovered The 700 Club Asia. The show encouraged her to keep praying and hoping that she and her cousin will soon have a stable job to suffice their needs.

Arlene Delos Santos

Despite being jobless, she started supporting God’s ministry by donating to CBN Asia. Like most people in desperate times, Arlene promised to God that she will be faithful in giving when she finds a job.

The Lord heard her cry and not long after that, He answered her prayers and gave her a job.

“I was so glad. I couldn’t express my happiness during that time because I could see that God was moving. From there, I saw how generous God is when we are faithful in giving,” Arlene said.

The Lord favored her so much that she was even able to buy a new house. Arlene was living her life with blessings after blessings, but she became distracted with all of it and forgot her promise to God. She soon stopped being a faithful giver.

After a few years, she lost everything she had acquired. Arlene can no longer pay her house’s monthly fees and she lost her job twice.

Imagine planning your family’s future and thinking that your life is already secured, then suddenly losing everything so quickly. Arlene started wondering, was it because she forgot about her promise to God?

She even admitted, “I was so preoccupied with all the blessings. In a blink of an eye, everything I ever enjoyed was taken away from me. It was hard for me.”

Arlene prayed and tried to restore her close relationship with the Lord. Because God is the God of second chances, she got another job as a fire dispatcher in the Middle East. This time, she is determined to honor her promise to God.

Arlene did not forget to thank God and get back to being faithful in supporting His ministry through CBN Asia.

“I am thankful that the Lord taught me how important it is to remember Him. Giving back to God is part of my life now,” Arlene testified.

Arlene Delos Santos

Despite the pandemic, Arlene experienced the goodness, faithfulness, and freedom that comes from God. She’s grateful that He led her to CBN Asia to extend help to the people who need it the most.

Arlene is now debt-free and is continuously blessing the people around her. Not only does God bless her financially, He increased her faith.

Like Arlene, if you feel like you have disappointed God, it’s not too late. He is ready to help you and willing to bless you as you decide to be faithful to Him.

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If you are praying for a job or a stable income, the CBN Asia Prayer Center is always willing to pray with you. Call 8-737-0-700.